IFAction News Roundup, November 16 — November 22, 2014


The Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. Click here to subscribe to this list. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of articles from November 16 – November 22.

Filtering, Censorship, Whistle blowing, Misinformation, Free Press, and Free Speech Articles  

Yes, you have a right to record the police

After Satanists Plan to Give Away Coloring Books, School Board Considers Banning Religious Distributions Altogether [Orange County, FL]

Could rapper go to prison for cutting rap album? [San Diego]

[VA] Woman posts “love” of ISIS on Facebook, charged with “promoting” terrorism

Manassas City [VA] detective in teen ‘sexting’ case sues teen’s lawyer for defamation


Access, the Digital Divide, Net Neutrality, and Intellectual Property Protection Articles

Obama and Scalia, United on Broadband as a Utility

F.C.C. Chief Aims to Bolster Internet for Schools

The FCC wants to give educators an extra $1.5 billion a year for Internet

Pay Phones in New York City Will Become Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on FCC’s E-rate proposal


Privacy, Surveillance, Hacking, and Cybersecurity Articles    

USA Freedom Act stalls in the Senate

Mail Monitoring Rarely Denied, Postal Service Says

U.S., Israeli companies supply spy gear to repressive regimes, report says

Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Records

Judge unseals info on secret cellphone spying


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